Recent Reports

Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia: Issue #8, December 2017

The newsletter produced by the Kirby Institute reports on the initiations of new treatment for chronic hepatitis C in Australia from March 2016 to June 2017. 

'An estimated 43,360 individuals initiated direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) between March 2016 and June 2017, equating to 19% of the people living with chronic HCV infection in Australia.'  Read more

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2017  Published by The Kirby Institute - 6 November 2017

This report is the 21st annual review of available surveillance data pertaining to the occurrence of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. It is a reference document for organisations and individuals interested in the occurrence of these infectious diseases in Australia, drawing together relevant data from many sources into a single comprehensive report.
Visit the Kirby Institute website to Download a copy.

Elimination Viral Hepatitis in Australia: Are we on track in 2017?
Published by Hepatitis Australia  - 6 November 2017

This document looks at how Australia is progressing toward the 2030 Elimination Goals for hepatitis B and hepatitis C.  The document was prepared by Hepatitis Australia in consultation with a variety of stakeholders working in the areas of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia.  This included people involved in primary and tertiary care, social and clinical research, community organisations and advocates. Download a copy of the report here (PDF 477KB)

Responding to Blood-borne Viruses in Australian Prisons
Published by Hepatitis Australia - October 2017

This paper developed by Hepatitis Australia, in collaboration with AIVL, AFAO, NAPWHA, looks at the background of Australia’s policy responses to BBVs and why a revitalised response to HBV, HCV and HIV in prison settings is essential. With advances in medical treatments, including a cure for hepatitis C, and increasing acceptance and use of proven prevention strategies, the elimination of BBVs as a public health concern is
achievable if there is political will and a cohesive, nationally led response that includes addressing BBVs in Australia’s prisons.  Download a copy of the paper here. 

Cover of Reaching Out Report

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Reaching Out Report
Published by Hepatitis Australia - July 2017

The purpose of the Reaching Out Report is to inform and enhance the effectiveness of communication and engagement efforts to connect people in Australia living with hepatitis C to clinical care. In particular, the Report focuses on people living with hepatitis C who do not currently inject drugs, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and recommends specific target audiences and communication strategies. Download a copy of the report (PDF 1.7 MB)

Reaching Out - Part 1 (accompanying document)
Published by Hepatitis Australia - July 2017

This report is intended to accompany the Reaching Out Report and provides a more detailed analysis of the demographic data and relevant literature of people living with hepatitis C who are not current injecting drug users and are not engaged in hepatitis C clinical care. Download a copy of the accompanying report (PDF 778 KB) 

Surveillance and Epidemiology

Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia
Published by the Kirby Institute

Issue 8, December 2017 - Download Now (PDF 551KB)

Issue 7, July 2017 - Download Now (PDF 478KB)

Issue 6, February 2016 - Download Now (PDF 997KB)

Issue 5, October 2016 - Download Now (PDF 459KB)

Issue 4, August 2016 - Download Now (PDF 451KB)

Issue 3, July 2016 - Download Now (PDF 505KB)

Issue 2, June 2016 - Download Now (PDF 797KB)

Issue 1, May 2016 - Download Now (PDF 723KB)

Hepatitis B and C in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report Supplement 2016
Published by the Kirby Institute - Download Now (PDF 5.5MB)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2016
Published by the Kirby Institute -  Download Now (PDF 26MB)

Blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Annual Surveillance Report 2016.
Produced by the Kirby Institute Download Now. (PDF 13.4MB) 

Surveillance and Monitoring Report

National BBV & STI Surveillance and Monitoring Report 2016: Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program
Published by the Kirby Institute - Download now (PDF 10.93 MB)

Hepatitis B Mapping Report

The Hepatitis B Mapping Project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia.
The Project is a joint initiative of ASHM and the Doherty Institute, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Download a copy here >> 



Archive

2016

HCV Quest Global Patient Survey
Produced by the World Hepatitis Alliance and released on 13 April 2016. Almost 4,000 people from 73 countries were surveyed on how living with hepatitis C impacts all aspects of their lifestyle, how much they knew before they were diagnosed and their experience of diagnosis, care and treatment.  
Download Australian Report (PDF 425KB)  Download Global Report (PDF 544KB)

2015

The Silent Disease: Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia
Produced by House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health - June 2015
This is the final report from the Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia conducted between November 2014 and June 2015. The report includes a series of recommendations for Australia's response to hepatitis C. 
Download a copy here >> (PDF 1.4MB)

HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections Annual Surveillance Report 2015
Published by the Kirby Institute.  Download Now (PDF 8.2MB)

Hepatitis B Mapping Project: Estimates of chronic hepatitis B diagnosis, monitoring and treatment by Medicare Local, 2012/13 – National Report
Published by Australasian Society of HIV Medicine (ASHM) Download Now (PDF 3.9MB)

2014

Hepatitis Equity Report - October 2014
Produced by Hepatitis Australia, this report highlights the need for Australia to urgently elevate its response to viral hepatitis and emulate the highly effective response Australia has had for HIV.  Download Now  (PDF 1.8MB)

Liver Danger Zone Report - July 2014
Experts have released new research showing that 250,000 Australians with untreated hepatitis B or C are aged over 40 years and have reached the critical age-point where liver scarring accelerates and the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure dramatically increases.   Download Now  (PDF 1.6MB)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections Annual Surveillance Report 2014
Produced by the Kirby Institute Download Now (PDF 2.3MB)

Blood borne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Annual Surveillance Report 2014
Produced by the Kirby Institutes Download Now (PDF 2.0MB)

2013

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, Annual Surveillance Report 2013
Produced by the Kirby Institute  Download Now (PDF 2.3MB)

Blood borne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Annual Surveillance Report 2013
Produced by the Kirby Institute  Download Now (PDF 1.8MB)

2012

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, Annual Surveillance Report 2012  
Produced by the Kirby Institute.    Download Now (PDF 2.2MB)

Surveillance and Epidemiology - Commonly used terms.  Download Now  (PDF 117KB)
A fact sheet outlining the commonly used terms when discussing surveillance and epidemiology.


Economic Evaluations

The economic cost and health burden of liver disease in Australia 
Deloitte Access Economics for The Gastroenterolgical Society of Australia & Australian Liver Association.  Download Now  (PDF 1.7MB)

The Economic Impact of Hepatitis C in Australia
The Boston Consulting Group, commissioned by Janssen.  Download Now (PDF 1.4MB)

The Impact of Chronic Hepatitis B in Australia: projecting Mortality, Morbidity and Economic Impact
Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (Sept 2009)  Download Now  (PDF 2.3MB)

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis in Australia
Applied Economics (for Dept of Health and Ageing)  Download Now (733KB) 

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia- 2009. 
Australian Government, NCHECR, UNSW.  Download Now (PDF 4.1MB)

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The Silent Pandemic - Tackling Hepatitis C with Policy Innovation
The Economist Intelligence Unit.  Download Now (PDF 2.4MB) 

National Hepatitis C Treatments Forum Report
Hepatitis Australia  Download Now  (221KB)

Page Updated: 28 June 2013